For the past three years, Ubisoft alone has been keeping the Wii alive, but that is set to finally end this month, as Ubisoft has announced that Last Dance 2020 will be the last to be released on the console.
Ubisoft released the first Just Dance game on the Wii, Just Dance back in 2009, the game was named after Lady Gaga’s song, and made families and friends dance in their living room floors. For a full decade, Just Dance would keep returning to the Wii every single year.
Just Dance 2020, which has recently launched for the Switch, PS4, and XBOX One on Nov. 5, will be the last game in the series in the Wii. Just Dance 2021 will be the first that isn’t on the console.
The Nintendo Wii was officially discontinued in 2013. Still, six years after production ceased, Ubisoft continued releasing Just Dance on the console. However, there was a good reason to why Just Dance continued to sell on the Nintendo Wii even when other publishers have stopped with the console.
Basically, Just Dance continued selling on the console because there’s a demand for it. Ubisoft said that many children and their families continued playing Just Dance on the Wii, and they’re just happy to meet that demand.
Another reason why Just Dance continued finding its way to the Wii is its presence in children’s hospitals. The game is still being used to rehabilitate people with movement impairments, and also as a light form of exercise.
Ubisoft will now focus on creating games for new consoles, as for the Just Dance series, we will have to wait to see how it will handle without the Wii.